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Thanksgiving is finally here and so are these fabulous facts on Thanksgiving!

Hopefully, they'll entertain you and help you keep your mind off all the stressful things that come with this great holiday.

From facts on Macy's parade to interesting stats on how much turkey we, as a nation, eat on Thanksgiving, you'll find some great facts on Thanksgiving to share with your family and friends this holiday season!

1. Thanksgiving Celebration

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In the United States, we celebrate Halloween on the fourth Thursday in November.

However, in Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving as the second Monday in October.

So, if you’re from the United States and you visit Canada on the second Monday in October, you better be prepared for Thanksgiving celebration.

The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted for a total of three days.

2. The First Celebration

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The first Thanksgiving celebration was done in the fall of 1621 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The drink that was brought in the Mayflower was beer and that is what they drank.

3. Thanksgiving Proclamation

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On October 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation.

This is where he officially set the last Thursday of November to the side as the national day for Thanksgiving.

Before this, the earlier presidents would make an annual proclamation to tell the day Thanksgiving would be held on.

4. Black Friday

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The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday.

This is the beginning of Christmas shopping season.

It has been said that this tradition has been around since the year 1924.

Take note that Black Friday is not always the busiest shopping time of the year.2

The Saturday before Christmas generally is.

However, in 2003 and 2005, Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year.

5. Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade started in 1924.

It is the second oldest parade in America.

Philadelphia has an older parade that is originally known as Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Now, it is 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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